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|Favorite book:||Detective Conan (manga), Fullmetal Alchemist (manga), Michael Ende's The Neverending Story (novel), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (novel), The Steadfast Tin Soldier (fairy tale)|
|Member Since:||Aug 12, 2011|
Welcome to my Booksie page!
Call me Gerard Valencia (The Valiant Spear), that is my official psedonym, or V.
I have been an author since 2004.
All published work Copyright © of Christian Valencia-Vasquez (alias Gerard Valencia or MrV).
What's munching from V? Well, my masterpiece in the making! Titled A.S.P.T. (Art Supplies and Pas-Times or: Articles and Solutions to Paranormal Threats).
A blend of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, romance and horror set in Terrathos, an alien world similar to Earth. The novel follows widower superhero Skye. At 36 he still grieves for his wife's passing 9 years earlier and tries to be a parent to his 8-year-old daughter Julie.
Impoverished and having lost his home and parents to the great deluge of 2024, he now leases and lives in a small arts and crafts store (A.S.P.T.) at 16th Street Mall, Denver, which he co-manages with a neurotic talking bird named Gurru.
For 30 years he has harbored in his head a sinister entity who calls himself Erebus. When Skye's time to die nears, Erebus tries to appropriate his body and soul. Skye also struggles with growing romantic feelings for his best friend Cedric, a one time foe he helped reform.
Unknown to Skye, Erebus has also been corrupting Julie and helping her develop her unique skill: a power too great for a child it endangers her existence.
The novel is Rated 16+ (R) for nudity, brief sexuality, graphic violence, some drug use and strong language.
A.S.P.T. (BOOK 1) ~ INDEX: JUMP TO A CHAPTER! ~
Prologue: Hereafter (page 1)
Chapter 1: The Empath (page 2)
Chapter 2: The Battle of Phantom Town (page 31)
Chapter 3: Red Seraph (page 64)
Chapter 4: In the Shadow of Darkness (page 94)
Chapter 5: Gods Among Men (page 115)
Chapter 6: Deus Deceptor (page 149)
Chapter 7: One and the Same (page 187)
Chapter 8: The Animator (page 225)
Chapter 9: Birthday Omen (page 246)
Chapter 10: A Head's Tale (page 278)
Chapter 11: The Secret (page 324) ~NEXT UPDATE
Chapter 12: Return to Imagision
Chapter 13: Celestial Reunion
Chapter 14: The Revenant
Chapter 15: The Sentry
Chapter 16: Journey to Tien Kwan
Chapter 17: Safe Haven
Chapter 18: Fall of Icarus
Chapter 19: Savior
Chapter 20: The Promise
Chapter 21: Her Other Father
Chapter 22: Kan Reborn
Is there a sequel in the works? Yes, there are 3 planned sequels to A.S.P.T. They are to be subtitled Universe (Book 2), Empyreal (Book 3), and Starpainter (Book 4). There will also be eleven prequel short stories and three companion stories to the first novel:
The first sequel, A.S.P.T.: Universe, will be about teenaged Julie's war against child murderer The Red Seraph, a foe whose existence goes back to the dawn of humanity.
I love monsters and creatures many would consider frightening such as Gargoyles, the Minotaur, and Frankenstein's monster.
Frankenstein's monster is the one I feel most sympathy for, and my personal fantasy is befriending him and giving him the name Berwin (which means blessing), so he is not a nameless creature anymore.
Speaking of monsters I love... below is my ALL-TIME favorite Pokémon: Munchlax!
He permanently exists in my copy of Pokémon HeartGold Version and came into my life in January 2011, on the day of my 19th birthday.
He is a brave little guy, which is fitting for the meaning of my surname. Because of this, I consider him my lucky charm and proof one can meet unlikely odds. He can take on bigger foes, and will have dragons at the mercy of his mighty fist of ice!
He tends to pickup stuff from the ground and stuff it inside his fur for later use (even food). He is also really good at American football and can throw at long distances accurately. If you are mean to him he might body slam you with 231.5 pounds of sheer awesomeness!
We share some things in common, such as being unpredictable sometimes and sleeping a lot!
♥I love you, Munchlax!♥
Around the same time I began telling stories, I also rejected my Catholic upbringing and have since developed my own personal philosophy and consider myself an Irreligious Freethinker. I am a man of science, but I do believe in the supernatural.
Just so it is clear: SCIENCE IS FACTS. It is not a religion. Don't mix apples with oranges!
I believe gods are not almighty entities we should fear and make sacrifices to, but merely characters meant to inspire us to be better people. I also refuse to believe the existence of an entity purely evil or good. This is why I oppose all Abrahamic religions (which I feel corrupt society and miss the point of deities).
I am also pro-genital integrity, that means I am against male and female circumcision. People who encourage it for aesthetics are shallow and superficial idiots who don't deserve my respect. No social norm justifies this barbaric mutilation. Any deity that demands chopping off a part of your body is NO GOD at all! I do not believe removing protective skin can prevent STDs--sounds absurd! Phimosis is also treatable with a preputioplasty: a much simpler and less radical surgery. Look it up.